Mathew Kirsch

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Samsung introduces the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a companion watch for your Galaxy devices

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 are here, but what would they be without a companion smartwatch? In a move we’ve been expecting for …

Wholesale Catalogue Lookboard Aims To Open Up Buying Process For E-Commerce Sites

A startup called Lookboard is hoping to bridge the gap between e-commerce retailers and small-scale suppliers by functioning as an online wholesale catalogue. The site aims to simultaneously streamline the buying process and expose merchandisers to a broader range of products than they might be …

How Brazil’s richest man lost 97% of his fortune in less than two years

In 2010, Eike Batista announced that he would soon become the world’s richest man, and it didn’t seem particularly hyberbolic. Brazil’s economy was thriving, and investors around the world were lining up to invest in his commodities empire, which consisted of six highly successful public Brazilian …

Smartwatches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential plans for wearable technology in the years to come.<p>"For something to work here you have to convince people it's so incredible, that …

Casio’s response to smartwatch competition? “We’re ready.”

If you were concerned about how the endless stream of high tech companies entering the watch market would affect incumbents like Casio, maybe you shouldn’t. Kazuo Kashio, CEO of Casio, fired a salvo in response to the coming barrage of competition.<p><i>“We’re prepared”</i> says the feisty 84-year-old CEO.</i> …

Microsoft buying Nokia's phone business in a $7.2 billion bid for its mobile future

That's one way to become "a devices and services company"<p>One of the most enticing "what-ifs" of recent years has come true: Microsoft has purchased Nokia's devices and services unit, bringing the Lumia lineup under the Redmond roof. The move unites Windows Phone 8 with its biggest hardware …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka | Salon.com

<b>Pokhlebkin reconsidered</b><p>“His name was magical. Legendary,” claimed an article in the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva (Evening Moscow) on the third anniversary of Pokhlebkin’s death. “Many believed it to be a pseudonym for an entire research institute, since one man could not know so much.” Moreover, …

PS4 vs Xbox One: Video recording and sharing

CVG takes a look at the two consoles' video recording and sharing capabilities, before they hit the shelves in the UK.<p>The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One not due to be released in the UK until later in the year, but review website ComputerandVideoGames.com has the inside scoop on Sony and Microsoft's …

MTV puts streaming video on Xbox, if you already pay for both

It may still be shy of Roku's hundreds and hundreds of channels, but Xbox Live wants its MTV -- and as of Tuesday it now offers the app.<p>The MTV app, which first rolled out to iOS in June, hosts on-demand streaming of shows, while integrating elements of its past apps, like video extras. In other …

Microsoft Stares Down Its Last Xbox One Hurdle: $499

I was out of town the past week, and apparently there’s no time to check the internet often when you’re getting married, so I didn’t hear about the most recent Xbox One policy reversal from Microsoft until now. Turns out, in their ongoing effort to literally change everything anyone has critiqued …

Xbox One controller PC-compatible in 2014, Microsoft says

Not enamoured with the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4? Would you rather blast baddies using your faithful gaming PC instead? Here's a compromise for …

What It's Like to Have an Xbox One At Home Now (If You Work For Xbox)

If you're a powerful person at Microsoft, you may already have an Xbox One in your home. Such are the perks. What's that like? Two of them talk about …

Google now using Wallet to keep developer payments flowing in Argentina

After initially claiming it would be no longer be able to pay Argentinian developers for their contributions to its Android app store (and later backtracking while it searched for a solution), Google has resolved its payment issues in the country. The issues related to changes to Argentina's …

Online Marketers Take Note Of Brains Wired For Rewards

Ask yourself: Are you addicted to technology — any technology? Do you check email obsessively, tweet without restraint or post on Facebook during Thanksgiving dinner? Or perhaps you are powerless in the face of an iPad loaded with Angry Birds?<p>Many of the most popular technologies of our time tap …

Apple profits drop again but iPhone sales rise

Apple's profits fell for the second successive quarter on Tuesday – down by 22% – but the company managed to beat analysts' estimates, recording a 20% rise in the number of iPhones sold to 31.2m.<p>Revenues were flat at $35.3bn (£23bn) and net income down to $6.9bn.<p>Chief executive Tim Cook immediately …

Why Hackers and Makers Latest Toy is Puerto Rican

As we noted in a previous post on Puerto Rico’s nascent tech ecosystem, launching startups after or before graduating is still new on the island, where computer science graduates often take job offers from large corporations in the continental U.S.<p>However, Kytelabs’ story shows that things have …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …

Moto X leaks in more press shots, this time in white

And the saga continues! Hot on the heels of this morning's leaked renders comes a couple more press shots of the Moto X, courtesy of @evleaks -- this time in glorious unicorn white. There's not much more to mention here other than it's a lot easier to spot the mics front and back and to get a feel …

Hasselblad Stellar reportedly leaked, adds aura of luxury to Sony's RX100

Hasselblad's strategy of sprucing up Sony cameras must be paying off -- that would explain <i>Photo Rumors</i>' apparent leak of the Stellar, a Hasselblad take on the RX100. The already high-end compact cam will reportedly switch to a tan metallic body and offer several choices of exotic grip material, …

Google Surveys Can Make Anyone A Professional Pollster

Nate Silver and I are big fans of Google’s Consumer Surveys tool. “Perhaps it won’t be long before Google, not Gallup, is the most trusted name in polling,” wrote Silver, on how Google conducted one of the most accurate polls of the 2012 election cycle.<p>But I didn’t know how useful they’d be for …

3D Printing liquid metal at room temperature!

3D printing in metal is one of the hottest pursuits of 3D printer researchers and manufacturers. That’s why the recent IPO’s of metals printer …

eBay Is Latest To Join 3D Printing Craze With New App For Customizable Goods, eBay Exact

Ebay is hopping on the 3D printing bandwagon. This morning, the company announced the debut of a new iPhone application called eBay Exact which allows users to browse and buy customizable print-on-demand merchandise from three top 3D printing companies: newly acquired MakerBot, Sculpteo, and Hot …

10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic]

<b>How 3D Printing Works</b><p>3D printing sounds like something from science fiction, but the process is similar to that of CNC machining, where billets are …

Ebay Launches a 3D Print Marketplace App

You don’t need a 3D printer to participate in the fast-growing world of 3D printing.<p>Online marketplaces will do the 3D printing for you: simply browse the objects for sale, add some customization, and order. Your 3D printed object will arrive in the mail in a few weeks.<p>Shapeways, Ponoko, …